Lately, Sega has scaled again its involvement within the online game world, specializing in key franchises and taking fewer possibilities with new IPs. With a franchise like Yakuza discovering a stable area of interest out there, and Sonic persevering with to do nicely, the corporate has just a few breadwinners. The corporate’s slower, conservative method of late is why it got here as a shock that Sega was going to be publishing a Loopy Taxi-styled sport known as Taxi Chaos, but it surely appears this may not be correct.
Taxi Chaos seems to be attempting to recapture the essence of the 2000 Dreamcast sport, with cartoonish graphics, and high-flying, reckless driving motion. Whereas the unique Loopy Taxi holds up nicely to this present day, it has been fairly a while since there was a console launch for the franchise, the final being Loopy Taxi 3: Excessive Curler on the unique Xbox.
When PR began going out for Taxi Chaos in December, Sega was listed as distributing the sport in Asia, making it seem as if there was a connection between Taxi Chaos and the long-dormant Loopy Taxi franchise. In a press launch, Sega has made it clear that it’s not supporting the title in any approach, and “will ceaselessly defend our mental property.” The assertion does go on to say that Sega is all the time assessing alternatives “to remake/reimagine our universes” maybe hinting at a doable Loopy Taxi return. It is not unprecedented for an previous franchise to be introduced again from Sega’s previous. The 90s Sega FMV sport Floor Zero Texas is being remastered, with a launch scheduled for subsequent month.
There have been lots of issues the Dreamcast did that have been forward of its time, certainly one of which being that the console was capable of convey the arcade expertise of a sport like Loopy Taxi to the house market. Whereas arcade-style video games have fallen off the marketplace for some time now, again in 2000, having an arcade-like expertise at house was spectacular.
With the large resurgence that Sonic has skilled just lately after years of being one of many web’s favourite memes, the concept Sega would possibly attempt to revitalize extra franchises does sound interesting. Sonic’s return to the highlight is a little more predictable than the return of the Loopy Taxi arcade style, nevertheless, as the huge fanbase for Sonic would attest. Whereas Sega would possibly take into account reviving one thing like Loopy Taxi, the corporate has made it clear that it has no half within the making of Taxi Chaos.
Taxi Chaos is offered now for Nintendo Change, PS4, and Xbox One.
Supply: Nintendo Life